Request for Evidence & Interview Preparation
USCIS contacts applicants with an interview time. This interview is another opportunity to use an attorney to protect your interests.
A Request for Evidence (RFE) can be alarming. However, these are often an opportunity for clarification on your application package. These RFEs can be a second ch
How do I prepare for my immigration interview?There are a number of different interviews related to an immigration interview.
The common themes are to always arrive early, there will be security checks to get through. Bring a picture identification (drivers license, passport) and a printed copy of your interview notice letter. You will then check in with the employee at the window of the office and take a seat.
What interview questions will I be asked?This depends. If you are attending an interview for a green card, the interview will likely focus on your marriage, on your application and specifics to your life with your spouse.
If you are attending an interview for naturalization, this interview will focus on your character, followed by 10 spoken questions regarding the United States, then a written exam testing your english and your knowledge of the United States.
If your interview is for an asylum at the point of entering the country, the focus will be on establishing whether you have a credible fear of returning to your home country.
Will I know if I passed the interview at the end?This depends. Typically interview results are held for written decision, this is not a bad result. There is a chance you receive an acceptance or a denial notification on the site.
Alternatively, you may receive notice that you will be sent a request for evidence in the mail. Once this notice is received you will be able to follow up by sending the requested information to the address on the notice.
I received a request for evidence, now what?Requests for Evidence (RFE) is a means for supplemental information for your application to be received without having the application denied. The RFE may be seen as an opportunity, rather than a disappointment. The RFE will state what evidence is being sought after. This information, in connection with the application submitted, one can determine what evidence would be best to submit to meet the RFE.
Can an attorney help us prepare for my immigration interview?Yes! An immigration attorney may offer consultations to prepare for your interview based on the application that you have submitted. This preparation may include questions you are likely to receive based on our experiences in sitting through other interviews. The attorney may also represent you while accompanying you into the interview.
I have received a Request for Evidence, can an attorney assist with preparing our response?Yes! An immigration attorney can offer assistance with preparing responses to Requests for Evidence (RFE). The immigration attorney may review your application, the RFE and then have discussions with you to determine what evidence would be available to meet the needs set forth in the RFE before preparing a written response.